October 29, 2013

September Got Swag? Winners

Last month, we asked you how you used Reflector and AirParrot. We’ve gathered the most interesting and creative stories for you below. 

An integral part of football.

Christian is a network administrator for a credit union in California. He uses Reflector for training and presentations in their boardroom. They also have several employees who work remotely and can attend meetings using Facetime broadcast through the boardroom PC and projector. Remote attendees can see and hear the meeting through Facetime, and employees in the boardroom can see and hear the remote user’s input via the Reflector set up.

In addition to Christian’s network administrator job, he is also a high school football coach. He bought a copy of Reflector for his school after using it at work. When his team plays a game, the first half of that game is recorded. At halftime the head coach grabs the iPad and goes through the film that was just recorded to make adjustments on both offense and defense.

“The film is projected on the wall and we are able to see mistakes and opportunities that we might have missed until the next day’s film session,”he said.

In the first three games using this practice, Christian’s team scored 64 points in the second half while giving up only seven.

“Reflector has played a huge part in our success. We now use it in our Saturday film sessions as well, as it allows the head coach to move freely throughout the film room rather than being locked down to the desk with the PC that is projecting the game film.”

Flip the classroom.

Krystle, a teacher in Utah, uses Reflector in her classroom. She likes not being tied to the projector or computer with wires, and she explained that when using Reflector with certain applications, Reflector can be extremely valuable.

“I have the power to navigate wirelessly and to teach actively. Reflector changed my life.”

An unconventional use.

Nicholas, an iOS developer in California, uses Reflector to demo applications he’s made and to create tutorials for iOS. He also used Reflector in a rather unconventional way.

 “I felt something fall inside of my ear. I used the camera on the iPhone and airplayed it to reflector to checkout the inside of my ear.”

QA made easy. 

Evan is a quality assurance engineer in New York. Reflector is a crucial part of his position. It allows him to easily capture processes and review a lot of data that’s captured over extended periods of time.

 How did you do that?

Patti is a middle school librarian in Massachusetts. She uses Reflector to display student work on iPads to a whiteboard. Patti currently has 27 iPads under her supervision. Her first thought when using Reflector was, “Let’s see how much the software and the network can take before I bring it to its knees.”  

After showing one student how to start mirroring, the library erupted with, “How did you do that?”

“Even the most uninterested students were sitting there with their mouths open,” Patti said. 

After discovering more than one device could connect at once, Patti asked all of her students to connect to AirPlay. Patti was able to connect ten students before there was any issue.

She also tried using Google Docs on multiple devices.

“The kids loved how two people could work on one document at the same time. Talk about engaging, huh?”

Video conferencing from any room in the house.

Luis, a software engineer in San Francisco, CA, works remotely. He uses AirParrot to extend his display to a television while he uses video conferencing software. Using a tv as a wireless display means he can work from anywhere in his house! Check out Luis using his TV as a monitor.

Present without wires.

Khiem is a creative director in Florida. He uses AirParrot to show creative work and presentations. His office uses AirParrot for easy presentation from multiple users.

“It’s great as there are six people in the office, and during a meeting we are able to just throw items up on the TV.”

Stream your favorite shows.

Perry uses AirParrot when watching TV shows. He keeps his computer in another room and streams shows wirelessly.

“It makes marathoning a series easy.”

AirPlay, even on Windows!

Bobby is a programmer in Florida. He uses AirParrot to stream content from Windows 8 tablets to a bigger screen. Bobby streams movies and educational content for his toddler.

Cut the cord.

Joonas replaced his cable TV programming with AirParrot.  He streams online content from networks like NBC and CBS to his TV without the need for wires or cable programming. He has also paired AirParrot with a wireless keyboard and mouse to turn his TV into a remote display.

October 3, 2013

Teach Meet Kentucky 13

We’re in Kentucky today for #TMKY13! Stop by and say hello! 

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August 22, 2013

TeachMeet New Jersey

If you’re out at TeachMeet New Jersey today, be sure to stop by and say hello! 

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June 26, 2013

Missed us at ISTE?

There’s still time to drop by and see us, but if you’re not at ISTE or already left, here’s what you missed:

June 22, 2013

Top Five Reasons to Visit Booth #11285

This week, five members of the Squirrels team are attending ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education. We’ll be at booth 11285 in Exhibit Hall D showcasing some of the best ways to use Reflector and AirParrot in the classroom. 

1. Meet the team

We sent five of our team members to ISTE to talk to you! Feel free to stop by and ask any question you can think of. Sales, technical, implementation, deployment; we can handle them all! Heck, we’ll probably even tell you our favorite foods if you ask! (Bonus points if you return with said dish.)

2. Free trial 

Anyone who stops by can snag an extended trial designed specifically for educators. Just grab an information sheet and a trial card, and you’re set! 

3. Free swag

What’s a conference without free stuff? We’ve got pens, stickers, shirts, software, styli and more! 

4. New exhibitor game

That’s right, we’re a new exhibitor! For your chance to win an iPad mini, be sure to stop by our booth to get your card punched. 

5. Go hands on

Use your own device or use one of ours to try Reflector or AirParrot. Learn directly from the people who developed and perfected the apps!

The San Antonio Convention center is quite large. Just follow the map below to find us in Hall D at booth 11285. 

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Squirrels is a software development company based in North Canton, Ohio. We create high-quality, budget-friendly screen mirroring and device management software that’s compatible with today’s most popular devices. To date, our software can be found in hundreds of thousands of classrooms, businesses and homes. Follow our blog for all the latest product updates, Squirrels news and technology insight!